Selena Gomez Praised for Openly Discussing Lupus Medication Effects on Her Body

todayFebruary 18, 2023

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Selena Gomez has earned praise for speaking candidly about the physical changes she experiences when taking medication to treat lupus. Despite previously discussing her diagnosis with the autoimmune disease, the singer has recently been the target of hurtful comments about her appearance. During a TikTok live session, Selena revealed that her medication causes her to retain water weight, but emphasized that her health and treatment are a top priority.

Lupus is an incurable disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack normal tissue. While medication can help manage symptoms, those with lupus may experience physical changes due to their treatment. In 2017, Selena disclosed that she had undergone a kidney transplant linked to her lupus.

Kate Appleby and Chris Clarke, both 30 and living with lupus, shared their appreciation for Selena’s honesty and bravery in speaking out about her experiences. Kate, who has faced her own struggles with body-shaming and has a significant social media following, called Selena’s actions “incredible.” Chris noted that his medication has changed his appetite, leading to weight gain and difficulties controlling his hunger.

The National Health Service reports that lupus is more common in women than in men. By sharing her personal experiences with lupus and medication, Selena has helped bring attention to a disease that is often misunderstood and stigmatized. Her openness may encourage others with lupus to speak out about their experiences and seek support from the larger community.

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